Handwoven by a collective of more than 100 Wolof women in rural Senegal, West Africa, from cattail stalks and salvaged plastic strips used to make mats. Cattails grow abundantly in rural Senegal, so women can earn a sustainable income from basket weaving. The natural grass baskets are often embellished with colorful strips of plastic salvaged from a nearby mat factory.
Because this is a handcrafted item, each will naturally vary slightly. Stock and colours vary seasonally. Weave patterns and colours are always changing. We will update pictures as often as we can, but actual items may vary from the images shown here.
All sizes are approximate and vary by an inch or so.
Crafted from Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic strips.